Rough Yellow Diamond in 18k Gold- Custom Made


Shipping to United States: Free

Any other information you read below on production time should be disregarded- current production times have changed. If this is a 'ready to ship' item, production times do not apply.


Any other information you read below on production time should be disregarded- current production times have changed. If this is a 'ready to ship' item, production times do not apply.


This is a listing for a custom-made ring. The ring in the photos is sold, and is shown to give you an idea of how these rings appear when I build them. As this is a custom, made-to-order listing, please see my shop announcement for my current production time.

This ring is built around a warm, rich yellow rough diamond. The diamond is super-glittery, and is very textural. I build a set of four, five, or six organic, hammered prongs to hold this specimen onto the ring. The number of prongs depends upon the shape of the stone you choose- please see the final picture for the yellow diamonds I have available. The prongs are built of rigid 10k gold. The ring construction is incredibly durable.

The diamonds are all naturally coloured. They are conflict-free, and are in their natural, raw formation. These stones are in the 7-8mm range- please let me know if you would like the exact dimensions of a particular stone. Some of them are more of a cool yellow, and some, a warmer yellow.

Please note that stones A and E are no longer available.

The ring will be built of 18k gold.

In the photos, the ring band is built of white gold, and has been given a hammered texture. The inside is polished to a high shine. I can also build your ring of 18k yellow gold. Any finish you see in my shop is possible for this ring, as it is custom made- some popular finishes include high-shine, matte lustre, and hammered.

Shipping- please read:

The ring will travel with $100 of insurance, and will have a tracking number and delivery confirmation. This is for Purolator two business day (to most locations, but some restrictions apply) service in the USA- if you wish to have your ring fully-insured, please get in touch. You cannot get full insurance with Purolator, but can with Canada Post Xpresspost- the cost will be around $40, and the travel time is around 3 business days into the USA. For full insurance on an international (i.e. outside of Canada and the USA) service, please get in touch prior to checking out- costs can vary vastly depending upon your location. The current shipping is NOT two business day (to most locations, but some restrictions apply) outside of Canada and the USA, but takes around 3-5 days, depending upon your location.

For ease of ordering, please copy and paste the following information into the 'message to seller' box during check-out:

diamond choice:
gold colour:
ring band finish choice:
phone number (for delivery purposes):

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at to discuss design possibilities.

Sizing details

If you are unsure of your ring size, the best way to be sized accurately is by visiting two commercial jewelers. Please ensure they size you using their thin sizing tools- not the wide band sizing tools, nor by having you try on rings from their display.

If any questions arise around being properly sized, I am always happy to help- contact me through the shop, or at

Gift wrapping and packaging

I don’t provide a gift wrapping service. Rings and earrings ship in jewelry boxes that are hot foil stamped with the Specimental logo.

If the person for whom you are purchasing the piece shares your address, please be aware of the following: International export law dictates that the detailed contents of packages, and their value, be clearly marked on the outside of the package. This means that if they see the package before you do, they can easily tell what they are being gifted with.

Need secrecy for this delivery? The very best option is to have your package held for you at your closest Fed Ex store- if you are unsure of its location, I'm happy to help.

What about repairs and upkeep of your new jewelry- how does Specimental provide ongoing customer support?

Our hands are busy objects, and any ring worn on a finger can become accidentally damaged. All rings need regular maintenance. Make sure you are buying your raw diamond ring from a jeweler with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure your stone stays put. Ask them about their warranty and their repair/upkeep policy. Look at how frequently they work with raw diamonds, and assess whether they have the technical experience to create a ring that will last your lifetime.
I stand behind each piece of jewellery I make. If something goes wrong with your ring, at any time- you slam your finger in a drawer and crush the band, you break a prong, you smash and crack your stone- you can count on me to support you with the repair.

Recycled Gold

My gold is all recycled- the metal plant I purchase it from has been in business for over 100 years. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment.

There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. There is also no difference as far as the karat of the metals go- 18k recycled gold is exactly the same in constitution as 18k newly mined gold. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.

Can Specimental reuse my old stones and recycle my gold?

I can use your heirloom stones in a new design. The stones must be pulled from their settings and checked for stability by a professional jeweler prior to shipping them to me. I cannot recycle your gold. I am not set up to smelt gold in the studio, so am not able to melt down your old gold pieces for you.

Rush Orders

My current production times are listed in my shop announcement. If you need something more quickly, please get in touch via the shop, or at

Depending upon my work and family schedule, I am happy to accommodate your rush orders. There is no additional charge for a rush order. However, please do get in touch prior to ordering to discuss your deadline with me.

Can I order a ring with a different stone, wider band, different texture, or in a different colour/karat of gold?

Yes! All of my pieces are completely hand fabricated in the studio by me, from raw materials. I am able to create any of my designs with any stone, in any composition. In short, you can have your ring absolutely any way you like it. Contact me through the shop, or via to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.

Why buy your raw diamond ring from Specimental?

A raw diamond is an exceptionally difficult stone to set properly. Their unique shape means that a custom setting needs to be fabricated for each and every stone. The way in which the setting is closed around the diamond must be approached in a very particular fashion.

I began setting these stones into my rings in 2009, when only a small handful of jewelers were working with this type of stone. As the appeal of raw diamonds has exploded, countless numbers of jewelers are now incorporating them into their designs. I have set thousands of raw diamonds into my pieces since then. Please check out my client feedback, as a testament to my workmanship and design skills:

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